Best new Iranian/Persian Movies in 2021 & 2020 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & Cinema List)


List of the latest Iranian/Persian movies in 2021 and the best Iranian/Persian movies of 2020 & the 2010's. Top Iranian/Persian movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or in cinema's right now.

New Iranian/Persian movies in 2021 in Cinema & on VOD

Top movies up for release in 2021 in cinema and on VOD
  • Golden Blood

    DIRECTOR: Ebrahim Sheibani
    CAST: Bahar Ghasemi, Zahra Hatami, Shahab Hosseini
    Written and directed by Ebrahim Sheibani (No Where No Body, Dark Rising), this somber drama tells the tale of one woman trying to rebuild her shattered life. Having gone through the tragedy of her addict husband being imprisoned and dealing with her disabled child, a driving instructor struggles to keep her life together. And it’s only getting worse when she finds the bills are getting even harder to pay. When it seems like nothing is going her way, she may just find that the drastic route is the one worth pursuing. Read more

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  • There is no Evil

    DIRECTOR: Mohammad Rasoulof
    CAST: Mahtab Servati, Shaghayegh Shourian & Baran Rasoulof
    Writer and director Mohammad Rasoulof (A Man of Integrity, Goodbye) helms this anthology film about questioning morality on the death penalty in Iran. Based on the personal experiences of Rasoulof, this somber drama focuses on how people take responsibilities for their actions in such dark and violent times of divisiveness. Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, the film’s cast includes Kaveh Ahangar, Mahtab Servati, and Baran Rasoulof. Read more

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Best Iranian/Persian movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2021

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and the 2010's best rated Iranian/Persian movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ & More).
  • Just 6.5

    DIRECTOR: Saeed Roustayi
    CAST: Peyman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzade & Parinaz Izadyar
    Narcotics detective Samad (Payman Maadi) is hot on the trail to take down the sinister drug lord of Naser Khakzad (Navid Mohammadzadeh). He may have found his chance to blow this case wide open when a raid leads him to a dealer with valuable information. But the deeper that Samad digs into this case, the more dangerous it becomes in this intense Iranian crime thriller of social injustice from writer/director Saeed Roustayi (Life and a Day). Read more

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  • The Warden

    DIRECTOR: Nima Javidi
    CAST: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar & Setareh Pesyani
    The evacuation of a prison is underway due to an expansion of an airport that forcing out the facility. In charge of the transportation of inmates to a new prison is Colonel Jahed (Navid Mohammadzadeh) and his team of officers. But the operation goes awry when one of the prisoners escaped his grasp and is now on the run. Desperate to maintain order, the chase is on as Jahed tracks down the fleeing inmate in this suspenseful crime drama. Read more

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  • Son-Mother

    DIRECTOR: Mahnaz Mohammadi
    CAST: Raha Khodayari, Mahan Nasiri & Reza Behboodi
    A struggling factory in Iran is facing the sanctions of the era with a tight grip. One of the struggling works is a widow, Leila (Raha Khodayari), working as hard as she can to make ends meet with her children in this chaotic environment. She soon receives a marriage proposal from a man who could help her overcome her greater financial difficulties. Even though this marriage would help her out greatly, it could very well pit her whole family against each other in this somber Middle Eastern drama. Read more

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  • Tehran: City of Love

    DIRECTOR: Ali Jaberansari
    CAST: Forough Ghajabagli, Mehdi Saki, Amir Hessam Bakhtiari, Behnaz Jafari
    A touching ensemble film following the lives of three troubled citizens of Tehran yearning for love. Read more

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  • Everybody Knows

    DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi
    CAST: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi
    After his acclaimed film 'The Saleman', Iranian director Asghar Farhadi went to Spain for his next movie. Starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, 'Everybody Knows' is a poignant romance drama about a Argentinian-Spanish couple slowly crumbling apart when they travel from Buenos Aires to Madrid. Read more

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    RATING: 85/100

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  • A Man of Integrity

    DIRECTOR: Mohammad Rasoulof
    CAST: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Zeinab Shabani
    Smuggled out of Iran, this movie painfully and honestly shows the repressive regime of Iran on a local scale. The film evolves around a man turned fish farmer in an isolated area of the country. Very soon, he sees himself faced with enormous challenges. Read more

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  • The Salesman

    DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi
    CAST: Taraneh Alidoosti Shahab Hosseini Babak Karimi
    Multi-award winning Persian director Ashgar Farhadi returns with the poignant drama 'The Salesman' (Forushande). A young couple is forced to move to a new apartment. They soon find out that the previous tenant was a prostitute, which has a devastating effect on their lives. Won the award for the best script at the Cannes Festival 2016, and rightfully so; rarely have I seen a relationship drama so thrilling and unpredictable. Read more

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    RATING: 81/100

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  • Under the Shadow

    DIRECTOR: Babak Anvari
    CAST: Narges Rashidi Avin Manshadi Bobby Naderi
    After their house got hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq was, a mother and her young daughter are being haunted by a malicious entity. Not only a truly scary horror flick, but historically informative as well. Everyone interested in modern Iranian history with a soft spot for scary movies: go watch this one! Read more

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    RATING: 70/100

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  • Melbourne

    DIRECTOR: Nima Javidi
    CAST: Roshanak Gerami Mani Haghighi Negar Javaherian
    Story depicts a couple, leaving for Melbourne in order to pursue their further education, who get unintentionally involved in a tragic event that brings there plans to a... Read more

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    RATING: 67/100

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  • Pardé

    DIRECTOR: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi
    CAST: Kambuzia Partovi Maryam Moqadam Jafar Panahi
    A screenwriter prefers to live in isolation with his dog, with all the curtains down but his anonymity is perturbed by the unwanted arrival of a girl fleeing from the... Read more

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    RATING: 66/100

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  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    DIRECTOR: Ana Lily Amirpour
    CAST: Sheila Vand Arash Marandi Marshall Manesh
    First Iranian movie of its kind, a vampire western; A lonesome vampire dwells among the common town people of Bad City and she often stalks them but the populace has no... Read more

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    RATING: 70/100

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  • About Elly

    DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi
    CAST: Golshifteh Farahani Shahab Hosseini Taraneh Alidoosti
    A teacher goes absconding during a picnic in the north if Iran and the event riles up a series of misadventures for all the other travelers who were accompanying her. Read more

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    RATING: 81/100

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  • A Separation

    DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi
    CAST: Peyman Moaadi Leila Hatami Sareh Bayat
    A couple faces a tough and grueling choice as they have to choose between a better future for their child by moving to another country or to take care of a deteriorating... Read more

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    RATING: 84/100

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  • Fasle Kargadan

    DIRECTOR: Bahman Ghobadi
    CAST: Behrouz Vossoughi Monica Bellucci Yilmaz Erdogan
    After spending thirty years in a prison when a Kurdish-Iranian poet is released, his only objective in life is to find his wife who believes that he has died a long time... Read more

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    RATING: 66/100

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  • The Pot and the Oak

    DIRECTOR: Kiarash Anvari
    CAST: Mahvash Afsharpanah Sadaf Foroughi Mahan Khorshidi
    A stylish dramedy about a playwright struggling with his new play about a failing marriage while at the same time his real-life marriage is disintegrating as well. Read more

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    RATING: 75/100

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